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[Federal Register: December 19, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 244)]
[Notices]               
[Page 65527]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 3855]

Office of Visa Services; Notice of Information Collection Under 
Emergency Review: Form DS-157, Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa 
Application

ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the following 
information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the emergency review 
procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
    Type of Request: Emergency Review.
    Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State 
(CA/VO).
    Title of Information Collection: Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa 
Application.
    Frequency: Once per respondent.
    Form Number: DS-157.
    Respondents: All nonimmigrant visa applicants.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,600,000.
    Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour.
    Total Estimated Burden: 9,600,000 hours.
    The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments 
from the public and affected agencies. Emergency review and approval of 
this collection has been requested from OMB by December 20, 2001. If 
granted, the emergency approval is valid only for 180 days. Comments 
should be directed to the State Department Desk Officer, Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB), Washington, DC 20530, who may be reached on 202-395-3897.
    During the first 60 days of this same period a regular review of 
this information collection is also being undertaken. Comments are 
encouraged and will be accepted until 60 days from the date that this 
notice is published in the Federal Register. The agency requests 
written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies 
concerning the proposed collection of information. Your comments are 
being solicited to permit the agency to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility.
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used.
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected.
     Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of technology.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Public comments, or requests for 
additional information, regarding the collection listed in this notice 
should be directed to Eric Cohan of the Office of Visa Services, U.S. 
Department of State, 2401 E St. NW., Rm L-703, Washington, DC 20520, 
who may be reached on 202-663-1164.

    Dated: December 12, 2001.
Catherine Barry,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visa Services, Bureau of 
Consular Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 01-31356 Filed 12-18-01; 8:45 am]
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